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Head of Projects - Construction and Shop Fitter

About the role

Job title – Head of Projects – Construction and Shop Fitter

Company type – Construction

Location – Newcastle

Salary – Up to £90k (depending on experience) 

On site

Job Type - Permanent

The Role:

As the Head of Projects, you will have extensive experience and demonstrate excellent leadership and interpersonal and budgetary skills. The Head Of will support business growth and objectives and will have full responsibility and accountability for managing projects, in particular refurbishments, greenfield opportunities, acquisitions, and estate management. You will provide innovative approaches to the management of external contractors, and key stakeholders throughout the duration of a project. Ensuring regulatory, lawful obligations and budget controls are met. You will provide strategic direction within the organisation reporting day to day into the Chief Operating Officer (COO). Ideally based in Newcastle, Gateshead, Northumberland, Sunderland or Durham locations.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Create and develop with the Executive Team the strategy project plans.

  • Create and develop and execute a compliance action plan, including planning & building regulations, insurance obligations, gambling & licence control, escalating any variations to the COO.

  • Ensure the business plans highlight growth and innovation within the three business streams, Gaming, Tanning and Catering. Key focus being acquisition, greenfield locations, rebranding, and project management.

  • Create and develop a procurement & estate management framework to ensure our estate portfolio is maintained to the required standards.

  • Responsible for the creation of performance reports, dashboards and working metrics in relation to project schedules and cost statistics.

  • Create and execute a Project Strategic Plan and Operational Planning to achieve business goals.

  • Management of projects and tasks, including planning, scheduling and implementation within allocated budgets and controls.

  • Development and implementation of UK policies and best practice.

  • Comply with legislation and Company policies, processes, and instructions, in accordance with the quality management system.

  • To provide accurate proposal submission to the COO & Executive Team

  • Ensure tight cost control in line with business requirements & budgets.

  • Produce accurate detailed forecasts and reports.

  • Highlight areas of financial concern and make recommendations for action to the COO.

  • To be an ambassador of the company brand & culture

  • To lead, inspire & motivate your teams.

  • Set challenging, yet achievable targets.

  • Conduct regular, documented 121 meetings to ensure effective communication and performance objectives are being achieved.

  • Monitor and report on the company return on investment.

  • Adhere to the agreed tender process and manage the associated protocols.

  • Responsible for all project management action plans, ensuring they are completed on time and within budgetary constraints, mitigating risk by enforcing safe robust procedures.

  • Produce monthly board reports.

  • Produce annual year on year reports.

  • To keep up to date with legislation and any changes required implement accordingly.

  • Perform other duties as assigned, in line with the role.

Skills & Experience:

  • Previous experience of hands-on contractor management within a retail shop fitting environment is essential.

  • Minimum degree level qualification in Construction Management, Quantity Surveying, Engineering, Architecture, or related field, or Minimum 10 years’ management principles and processes experience.

  • PMQ (Project Management Qualification), or PPQ (Project Professional Qualification)

  • Proven track record delivering successful fit -out & refurb projects.

  • Good understanding of contracts

  • Experience in leading a team of Project Managers

  • Full knowledge/capability of CAD drawing system (AutoCAD is desirable).

  • Fully conversant with UK CDM regulations and subsequent processes.

  • Proven experience of leading multi-disciplinary teams & delivering successful projects through recognised project management,

  • Effective communication skills and can demonstrate strong leadership skills.

  • Understanding and awareness of information security and how this is applied in operational environments.

  • Proven experience in report writing and data analysis.

  • Display high level of personal integrity and professionalism.

  • Flexible and adaptable to changing needs of the business with a ‘can-do’ attitude.

  • Able to travel throughout the geography of our full estate where regular overnight stays are required.


  • Company car

  • Excellent bonus scheme

  • Company events

  • Company pension

  • Enhanced maternity leave

  • Enhanced paternity leave

  • Health & wellbeing programme

  • Life insurance

  • On-site gym

  • On-site parking

  • Referral programme

  • Store discount

If you are interested and would like to apply, please forward a copy of your cv to our appointed consultant: Hamish Chapple, Associate Consultant, NRG Executive


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